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Kara Scott

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Kara Scott has found success at the poker tables with nearly $700,000 in live tournament cashes but is better known by many as a poker presenter. She has amassed four World Series of Poker cashes including becoming the second woman to ever cash WSOP Main Events in 2008 and 2009.


Scott was born in 1975 in Alberta, Canada before she moved to the United Kingdom in 1999. A decade later she moved to California in 2009 before moving to Parma, Italy after marrying Italian poker player Giovanni Rizzo in 2013. The couple later moved to Slovenia where they have lived for over a year.

Scott became famous as a presenter not only in poker after getting her kickstart with PokerZone on Sky television in the United Kingdom, but other sports and hobbies. She became the first host of a televised backgammon series dubbed High Stakes Backgammon. In addition to playing poker and being a host, Scott also was well-known for her writing columns at several poker media.

World Series of Poker

Scott’s first World Series of Poker cash came in the 2008 WSOP Main Event when her deep run ended in 104th place for $41,816. She followed this up the following year with another cash in the 2009 WSOP Main Event with a 238th place finish worth $32,963.

In total, Scott has seven World Series of Poker cashes, her last coming in 2014 when she finished in 181st place in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event for $1,872.

Kara Scott’s Top Five WSOP Results

2008WSOP $10,000 Main Event104th$41,816
2009WSOP $10,000 Main Event238th$32,963
2013WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold’em17th$18,700
2009WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold’em58th$6,875
2010WSOP $1,000 No Limit Hold’em98th$3,701

Other Achievements

In between Scott’s back to back WSOP Main Event in the money finishes, Scott recorded her biggest cash of them. Scott finished in second place out of a field of 700 entrants to win the Paddy Power Irish Open €3,500 No Limit Hold’em Main Event for €312,600 ($413,612).

Since joining 888poker as an Ambassador, Scott has cashed in three 888Live events with her best cash coming after taking third place in the 888Live Local Series London £220 Main Event in March 2016 for £10,250 ($14,341).

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Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2016 888Live Poker Festival London
£880 Main Event
13th £3,010
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
181st $1,872
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
17th $18,700
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
98th $3,701
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
238th $32,963
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
58th $6,875
2009 PaddyPower.com Irish Open
€3,500 Irish Open Main Event
2nd €312,600
2008 PokerStars.com EPT Budapest
€4,350 EPT Budapest Main Event
52nd €5,320
2008 World Series of Poker
39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event
104th $41,816